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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 poly·phon·ic /ˌpɑliˈfɑnɪk/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pol·y·phon·ic a.
 1. Having a multiplicity of sounds.
 2. Characterized by polyphony; as, Assyrian polyphonic characters.
 3. Mus. Consisting of several tone series, or melodic parts, progressing simultaneously according to the laws of counterpoint; contrapuntal; as, a polyphonic composition; -- opposed to homophonic, or monodic.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: having two or more phonetic values; "polyphonic letters such
             as `a'"
      2: of or relating to or characterized by polyphony; "polyphonic
         traditions of the baroque" [syn: polyphonous]
      3: having two or more independent but harmonically related
         melodic parts sounding together [syn: contrapuntal]
         [ant: monophonic]